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Alternatives to Twig

Blade, React, Mustache, Handlebars.js, and Liquid are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Twig.
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What is Twig and what are its top alternatives?

It is a modern template engine for PHP. It is flexible, fast, and secure. Its syntax originates from Jinja and Django templates.
Twig is a tool in the Frameworks (Full Stack) category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Twig

  • Blade

    Blade

    It is a pursuit of simple, efficient Web framework, so that JavaWeb development becomes even more powerful, both in performance and flexibility. ...

  • React

    React

    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project. ...

  • Mustache

    Mustache

    Mustache is a logic-less template syntax. It can be used for HTML, config files, source code - anything. It works by expanding tags in a template using values provided in a hash or object. We call it "logic-less" because there are no if statements, else clauses, or for loops. Instead there are only tags. Some tags are replaced with a value, some nothing, and others a series of values. ...

  • Handlebars.js

    Handlebars.js

    Handlebars.js is an extension to the Mustache templating language created by Chris Wanstrath. Handlebars.js and Mustache are both logicless templating languages that keep the view and the code separated like we all know they should be. ...

  • Liquid

    Liquid

    It is an open-source template language written in Ruby. It is the backbone of Shopify themes and is used to load dynamic content on storefronts. It is safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps. ...

  • Node.js

    Node.js

    Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. ...

  • TypeScript

    TypeScript

    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. ...

  • Django

    Django

    Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. ...

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        Performance
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        Simplicity
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        Composable
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        Data flow
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        Declarative
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        Learn once, write everywhere
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        Great perfomance
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        Built by Facebook
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        Javascript
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        Awesome
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        Functional
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        Server side views
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        Props
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        Simple
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        Closer to standard JavaScript and HTML than others
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        Super easy
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        Has arrow functions
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        Strong Community
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        Great migration pathway for older systems
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        Just the View of MVC
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        Server Side Rendering
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        Cross-platform
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        Fragments
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        Start simple
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        Every decision architecture wise makes sense
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        Permissively-licensed
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        Beautiful and Neat Component Management
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        Sdfsdfsdf
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        Split your UI into components with one true state
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        Sharable
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        Requires discipline to keep architecture organized
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        No predefined way to structure your app
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        Need to be familiar with lots of third party packages
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        JSX
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        Not enterprise friendly
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      Adebayo Akinlaja
      Engineering Manager at Andela · | 26 upvotes · 780.6K views

      I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen—since I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

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      Mustache

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              When I joined NYT there was already broad dissatisfaction with the LAMP (Linux Apache HTTP Server MySQL PHP) Stack and the front end framework, in particular. So, I wasn't passing judgment on it. I mean, LAMP's fine, you can do good work in LAMP. It's a little dated at this point, but it's not ... I didn't want to rip it out for its own sake, but everyone else was like, "We don't like this, it's really inflexible." And I remember from being outside the company when that was called MIT FIVE when it had launched. And been observing it from the outside, and I was like, you guys took so long to do that and you did it so carefully, and yet you're not happy with your decisions. Why is that? That was more the impetus. If we're going to do this again, how are we going to do it in a way that we're gonna get a better result?

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              React is now talking to GraphQL as a primary API. There's a Node.js back end, to the front end, which is mainly for server-side rendering, as well.

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              Conor Myhrvold
              Tech Brand Mgr, Office of CTO at Uber · | 39 upvotes · 4.2M views

              How Uber developed the open source, end-to-end distributed tracing Jaeger , now a CNCF project:

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              After our positive experience of running .Net core workloads in containers and developing Tweek's .Net services on non-windows machines, C# had gained back some of its popularity (originally lost to Node.js), and other teams have been using it for developing microservices, k8s sidecars (like https://github.com/Soluto/airbag), cli tools, serverless functions and other projects...

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              Adebayo Akinlaja
              Engineering Manager at Andela · | 26 upvotes · 780.6K views

              I picked up an idea to develop and it was no brainer I had to go with React for the frontend. I was faced with challenges when it came to what component framework to use. I had worked extensively with Material-UI but I needed something different that would offer me wider range of well customized components (I became pretty slow at styling). I brought in Evergreen after several sampling and reads online but again, after several prototype development against Evergreen—since I was using TypeScript and I had to import custom Type, it felt exhaustive. After I validated Evergreen with the designs of the idea I was developing, I also noticed I might have to do a lot of styling. I later stumbled on Material Kit, the one specifically made for React . It was promising with beautifully crafted components, most of which fits into the designs pages I had on ground.

              A major problem of Material Kit for me is it isn't written in TypeScript and there isn't any plans to support its TypeScript version. I rolled up my sleeve and started converting their components to TypeScript and if you'll ask me, I am still on it.

              In summary, I used the Create React App with TypeScript support and I am spending some time converting Material Kit to TypeScript before I start developing against it. All of these components are going to be hosted on Bit.

              If you feel I am crazy or I have gotten something wrong, I'll be willing to listen to your opinion. Also, if you want to have a share of whatever TypeScript version of Material Kit I end up coming up with, let me know.

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                Beautiful code
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                Elegant
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                Free
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                Great packages
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                Great libraries
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                Restful
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                Powerful
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                Python
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                All included
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                Fast
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                Used by top startups
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                Easy setup
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                Mvt
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                Batteries included
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                Full stack
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                Have not found anything that it can't do
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                Easy
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                Map
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                Scaffold
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                Just the right level of abstraction
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                Python community
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                Underpowered templating
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                Autoreload restarts whole server
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                Admin
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                Not nodejs
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